Monthly Archives: March 2012

lembarrasduchoix asked: thank you for the introduction to…

March 6, 2012
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lembarrasduchoix asked:
thank you for the introduction to…

lembarrasduchoix asked: thank you for the introduction to Newcomb’s paradox! Could you do a post on your favorite paradoxes?    The decision theory paradoxes I’m familiar with are: Ellsberg Paradox— Theorists encode bothsituations with unknown...

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Frustration

March 6, 2012
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Google has failed me.  Cannot get RMySQL to install on my laptop.  Looks like I am going to need a different method to get data from MySQL into R.If anyone has pointers, I'm all ears.Windows 7 x64, R 2.13.1

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Using R to Visualizing Information Flows on Wikipedia Talk Pages

March 6, 2012
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Using R to Visualizing Information Flows on Wikipedia Talk Pages

Wikipedia talk pages allow editors to discuss the evolving content on related Wikipedia articles. Sometimes the topic of a page is controversial and the talk page threads can become heated with different posts invoking a wide range of values in the kinds of appeals they use in their arguments. For example, in one thread you

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Russian elections

March 6, 2012
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Russian elections

Just a few words about the Russian election. I read this entry http://www.badscience.net/2012/03/is-there-statistical-evidence-of-fraud-in-the-russian-election-data/ and thought to look for myself. For me it seems the data is not good enough ...

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Java based GUI for R

March 6, 2012
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JGR is a pretty nice Java based GUI for R.  The primary reason I like this is that it is truly cross platform, and will work the same for any operating systemAdded benefits are that some packages like rJava and others tend to break on Mac OSX, but...

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Big Data Analytics to Revolutionize Services

March 6, 2012
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Revolution Analytics' CEO Dave Rich was interviewed by Wikibon's David Vellante and SiliconAngle's John Furrier at the Strata 2012 conference last week. Given Dave's background at Accenture Analytics, the conversation naturally turned to impact of predictive analytics and R on business services. (See the video after the jump, below.) Bret Latmore of SiliconANGLE provides highlights of the interview, including...

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Ggplot2 Notes

March 6, 2012
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During the time I have used R the base graphics package has met my needs, although I have been aware of ggplot2 but found learning it a bit of a struggle so have pretty much ignored it until now. Most … Continue reading →

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Missing my Statsy Goodness? Check out #SciFund!

March 6, 2012
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Missing my Statsy Goodness? Check out #SciFund!

I know, I know, I have been kinda lame about posting here lately. But that’s because my posting muscle has been focused on the new analyses for what makes a succesful #SciFund proposal. I’ve been posting them at the #SciFund blog under the Analysis tag – so check it out. There’s some fun stats, and

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Pathway Analysis for High-Throughput Genomics Studies

March 6, 2012
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Pathway Analysis for High-Throughput Genomics Studies

I get a lot of requests in the core about running a "pathway analysis." Someone ran a handful of gene expression arrays, or better yet, ran an RNA-seq experiment (with replicates!). These, and many other kinds of high-throughput assays (GWAS, ChIP-seq,...

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R101

March 6, 2012
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R101

I’m preparing “R101,” an introductory workshop on the statistical software R. Perhaps other beginners might find some use in the following summary and resources. (See also the post on resources for teaching yourself introductory statistics.) Do you have obligatory screenshots … Continue reading →

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